Posts tagged with ‘london’

  • Urban Journeys: Will and Carlton

    Urban Journeys: Fresh Prince

    Fresh Prince of Bel Air

    WHERE: Shoreditch, London

    COUNTRY: United Kingdom

    WHEN: July 2014


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  • Africa Utopia, Southbank 2014

    Thursday 11 September 2014 – Sunday 14 September 2014

    Following 2012’s sensational first edition, Africa Utopia is back for 2014 to once again look at what can be learnt and celebrated from Africa and the African diaspora.

    At the Southbank in London, there will be a look at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better: how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation.

    Some of the continent’s most iconic musicians and artists appear at the festival but also take part in the debates alongside experts, entrepreneurs and activists. Join in the celebration of arts and culture one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

    WHERE: Southbank London

    WHEN: Thursday 11 – Sunday 14, September 2014



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  • Upcycling Workshop with Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori is a East London based designer with a degree in furniture and product design. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that he grew up with as a child. Each piece of furniture that he up-cycles tells a meaningful, yet humorous story which can be shared with people throughout the world.

    Yinka Ilori Up-Cycling Workshop

    He is running his 3rd series of up-cycling workshops starting in May! You’ll get the chance to upcycle your own chair in his studio in the heart of East London! You’ll get the opportunity to up-cycle your own chair inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables you select and decide to work with! It’s a fun experience where you learn about the art of storytelling through Nigerian parables.

    You’ll be musically inspired with sweet African music while working on your chairs and possibly luckily for you in this series there will be a live talking drummer throughout the series playing the parables while you work!

    Get involved!




  • Urban Journeys: Beats in Brazil

    Shoreditch Urban Art

     Beats In Brazil

    WHERE: Shoreditch, East London

    COUNTRY: England

    WHEN: August 2013


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  • Urban Journeys: Shoreditch, London

    Shoreditch rate race

    The Rat Race

    WHERE: Shoreditch, East London

    COUNTRY: England

    WHEN: August 2013

  • Handmade Christmas- Urbanknit on Stand 744

    This week Handmade Christmas at the O2 Arena in Greenwich starts on Friday 13th December the and ends on Sunday 15th December. Pop into the former Millennium dome and indulge in the food and festivities. Stop by and visit us at Stand 744, we’ll have sweets!

    Apart from sweets, we will have everything available in our online store: snoods, scarves, shawls, totes, zippers, clutches, iPad sleeves and plenty more.

    Also we have two free tickets to give away. You don’t have to do anything other than tell us you want them and they are yours! Just Contact Us

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  • New stockist: Vou Brown boutique

    We are very excited to let you know we have a new stockist, this time in London. You can now get Urbanknit clutches, scarves, cushions and more from Vou Brown boutique.

    Please stop by and have a look!

    Vou Brown

    74 Willesden Lane
    NW6 7TA
    United Kingdom


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  • Africa Village

    Set up at Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, the continent of Africa welcomes you throughout the Olympic Games from the 28th of July to the 12th of August

    Open to all, access to Africa Village is free of charge for visitors from 9am to 10 pm. The general public is invited to take a journey and discover the cultural, artistic and sporting riches of Africa. Stands presenting the very best of each African country with modern and traditional music concerts, fashion, dancing, photo exhibitions and a restaurant… so that all those in love with Africa and the most curious of visitors can immerge themselves in African culture and discover its diversity, talent and dynamism.

    Be welcome at the Africa Village!


    You must also visit the Official Nigeria Stand (WAZOBIA LOUNGE) at the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) Africa Village in Kensington Gardens during the Olympics in London.

    It’s FREE and Open to all visitors from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M, every day from the 27th July – 12th August.

    17 DAYS of Exhibition, Entertainment, Trade Opportunities and showcasing Nigeria’s potential.

    VENUE: The AFRICA OLYMPICS VILLAGE, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 2AP (Closest Tube – South Kensington),

    DIRECTIONS: The Africa Village is next to The Royal Albert Hall and is a 3 minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station on the District Line.

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  • Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre

    Africa Utopia is a month-long festival of music, theatre, film, literature, dance, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in conjunction with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World with MasterCard.

    Throughout the festival there are performances by iconic musicians who share Baaba Maal’s belief in the power of music for social change. You can also hear from writers who provide insight into the reality of contemporary African culture. Meanwhile an invited group of young delegates – guided by ‘elders’ including Baaba Maal and Lemn Sissay – explore how art projects can be mobilized to bring about social change. Come along, join in and be part of this brand new festival!

    Some of the other highlights of the celebration are

    African on the Catwalk– A fashion show by Ola Shobowale and Sabrina Henry showcasing designers like Bestow Elan (Ghana/UK), Chichia London (Tanzania/UK), Eki Orleans (Nigeria/UK), Madam Wokie (Sierra Leone), Kezia Frederick (UK), and MO SAÏQUE Shoes (Ghana/UK).

    More Than Zebra Print- African Fashion Panel– Talking African fashion and its current and future influence on the industry.

    The Ultimate Afrobeats Utopia–  DJ Edu, DJ Neptizzle and Sef Kombo playing the Naija Pop, Azonto Rythmns, Kuduro, Kizomba and the funkiest beats from around the continent.

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